A young woman came into my office today who use to be one of my interns. She is a nice, sharp girl - Julia Gates. She is taking a risk and moving to Australia to work. I am proud of her; she will return (I hope) to the US a new person in many ways. During our conversations today, we discussed something that struck me as an interesting blog topic.
How do you identify opportunities for yourself?
At the most basic level, you identify a need or a hole inside a company or an organization; you identify the ways in which that problem can be fixed; you identify ways in which you can help solve that problem AND, in a perfect world, ways in which that problem creates revenue for the organization. This philosophy applies whether you are currently in a job or your looking for a job.
Most companies have challenges or needs. Sometimes those needs don't result in official postinga. There are plenty of opportunities that aren't posted - you just need to find them. And, once you do, add value by solving their problem. Just ensure that the problem you are solving directly or indirectly creates revenue for the organization - otherwise, they can't pay you for it.
It really is this simple. So,go for it!!